Young people in Guatemala often face pressure to leave their homeland due to violence, social exclusion, and the lack of economic opportunities. Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural (ASC) provides opportunities to indigenous people, especially women and young people, to highlight, encourage and communicate the contribution of women to the development of their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Guatemala. ASC’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life. This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Indigenous women journalists promote citizenship through community based media||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$215,275||$68,315||300 individuals||5,000 individuals||leadership and education|
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